Where does the time go? It's 2005 already, and wanderlust is sneaking up on the intrepid art lover. One artist we know has already bought plane tickets for the Venice Biennale, which is six months away. Herewith, a handy if selective listing of forthcoming art fairs and biennials.
JANUARY Art Miami
Jan. 6-10, 2005
The 15th annual Art Miami -- the city's lesser, more Latin art fair, at least since the advent of Art Basel Miami Beach -- brings 110 galleries from 23 countries to the Miami Beach Convention Center. Art Miami includes a "Currents" section of cutting edge art, "Project Spaces" devoted to individual installations and, for the first time, a special selection of American glass dealers.
2005 Seattle Print Fair
Jan. 8-9, 2005
The fifth annual installment of this weekend-long fair of works on paper, sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, features 18 galleries from around the country at the Seattle Center.
Palm Beach 3
Jan. 13-17, 2005
A mixture of contemporary art, photography and "sofa" -- the code word for contemporary "sculpture, objects and functional art" with a decidedly decorative bent -- via 80 dealers from around the world. Among the exhibitors, installed at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, are Arndt & Partner (Berlin), Artcore (Toronto), Barry Friedman (New York), Fay Gold Gallery (Atlanta), Hackett-Freedman Gallery (San Francisco), Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami) and Staley-Wise Gallery (New York). The Jan. 13 opening gala benefits the Magen David Adom, Israel's Emergency Medical Services
San Francisco International Art Exposition
Jan. 14-17, 2005
More than 100 exhibitors, ranging from Addison Fine Arts (San Francisco), Alpha Gallery (Boston) and Gallery Paule Anglim (San Francisco) to Traywick Contemporary (Berkeley), Trillium Press (Brisbane, Ca.) and Walker Fine Art (New York). The opening night gala on Jan. 13 benefits the San Francisco Art Institute.
Prints San Francisco
Jan. 15-16, 2005
18 U.S dealers at Fort Mason Center. The Jan. 14 preview benefits the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
London Art Fair
Jan. 19-23, 2005
Now in its 17th year, Britain's own modern and contemporary art fair brings 100 galleries from all over the UK to the Business Design Centre in London's Islington section. This year the fair has instituted a special "Art Projects" section.
New York Ceramics Fair
Jan. 19-23, 2005
The sixth annual Ceramics Fair at the National Academy Museum on Fifth Avenue offers an impressive range of ceramics dating back to 3,500 B.C. Attractions include a booth by Royal-Athena Galleries billed as the largest selection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Islamic ceramics, faience, and glass ever offered at an antiques fair. The loan exhibition, courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is "Altogether American: Tucker Porcelain from the Philadelphia Museum of Art."
The American Antiques Show
Jan. 20-23, 2005
It's Americana Week in New York, with a full schedule of fairs and art auctions, and one highlight is the fourth annual American Antiques Show, overseen by executive director Caroline Kerrigan and sponsored by the American Folk Art Museum. Featuring 47 dealers in American folk art and antiques, the fair is now housed in the North Tower of the Time Warner Center.
Jan. 20-23, 2005
The 14th annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, produced by dealer Stephen Cohen, features more than 80 galleries at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The opening night reception benefits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Winter Antiques Show
Jan. 21-30, 2005
The 51st annual Winter Antiques Show features 70 top dealers at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue at 67th Street in Manhattan. The special loan exhibition is "The New-York Historical Society Bicentennial: Celebrating Two Centuries of Collecting." The opening night gala on Jan. 20 benefits the East Side Settlement House in the Bronx.
20th Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair
Jan. 22-23, 2005
Another weekend print fair, with 22 members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The reception on Jan. 21 benefits LACMA's Graphic Arts Council.
Jan. 27-30, 2005
For years Los Angeles has had a major art scene but no art fair -- a condition alleviated by the new Art L.A., the fourth art fair now overseen by dealer Stephen Cohen (see Photo L.A., above). Among the participating dealers are Jeff Bailey, Bucheon, Cynthia Broan, D.A.P., Ethan Cohen, Faure & Light, Rebecca Ibel, Inman, Paul Kopeikin, Littlejohn Contemporary, Kathryn Markel, Modern Culture, Monique Meloche, Jonathan Novak, Sara Nightingale, Billy Shire and Western Projects. The fair is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Arte Fiera Bologna
Jan. 27-31, 2005
Italy's venerable art fair has adopted a new slogan, "Art First," and promises a broad selection of modern and contemporary art from about 230 galleries, housed in "new and high-quality spaces" in four new and redesigned halls at the Bologna Exhibition Center.
Outsider Art Fair
Jan. 28-30, 2005
New York's 13th annual Outsider Art Fair gathers 33 dealers from around the world at the Puck Building in New York City.
Jan 28-Feb. 28, 2005
The first Moscow Biennial includes over 20 special exhibitions at the State Historical Museum, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Schusev State Museum of Architecture and the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art. Among the shows, organized by several different curators, are "Human Project," "Gender Troubles," "No Comment?" and "Apartment Exhibitions Yesterday and Today." Special guests include Christian Boltanski, Ilya Kabakov and Bill Viola.
FEBRUARY National Black Fine Art Show
Feb. 3-6, 2005
Devoted to African American artists from the 19th century to today, the fair features more than 30 dealers from around the U.S. (plus a couple from Europe), including Aaron Galleries (Chicago), Dolan/Maxwell (Philadelphia), Galerie Bourbon-Lally (Petitionville, Haiti), G.R. N'Namdi Gallery (Chicago), Merton D. Simpson Gallery (New York) and Sragow Gallery (New York). The fair takes place in the Puck Building in New York City.
Palm Beach! America's International Fine Art and Antique Fair
Feb. 4-13, 2005
The exclusive (and orthographically enthusiastic) fair hosts approximately 100 dealers and includes everything from antiquities to the art of the 1960s, at the Palm Beach Convention Center. A scheduled lecture series includes a presentation by dealer Richard Feigen ("The Art Market Boon or Boondoggle?") and a panel on architecture in Palm Beach led by Architectural Digest editor Paige Rense and including Mario Buatta and John Loring.
The AIPAD Photography Show 2005
Feb. 9-13, 2005
Organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers in Washington, D.C., the 25th installment of the annual AIPAD is held at the New York Hilton.
Feb. 10-14, 2005
Madrid's annual art fair, now in its 24th year, features approximately 250 contemporary and modern art galleries from Spain and abroad. Mexico is this year's guest country.
The 36th Westdeutsche Kunst Messe Köln, Kunstköln and the 19th Cologne Antiquarian Book Fair
Feb. 23-27, 2005
Cologne's trio of spring art fairs, all opening simultaneously at the city's Rheinhallen trade fair center, features some 200 dealers whose wares range from Old Masters, antiques and collectible books to Jugenstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco to Art Brut, post-1980s art and photography.
The Art Show
Feb. 24-28, 2005
Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America at the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York, the Art Show features 70 top U.S. galleries. Among the anticipated presentations are small stone sculptures from the 1980s by Isamu Noguchi at PaceWildenstein's booth and Gustav Klimt's Portrait of a Lady Facing Front (1898-99) at Galerie St. Etienne. The opening night gala benefits the Henry Street Settlement.
Feb. 24-28, 2005
The international art fair of the Netherlands presents 72 contemporary and modern art galleries from Germany, the U.K., France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, the U.S. and Switzerland, at the Cruise Terminal Rotterdam. U.S. participants include Caren Golden Fine Art, Kravets & Wehby Gallery and LMAK Projects.
MARCH Works on Paper
Mar. 3-6, 2005
Drawings, photography, watercolors, fine prints, posters and illustrated books at the Seventh Regiment Armory.
Mar. 4-13, 2005
Nearly 200 eminent dealers from 13 countries are expected at the European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht in the Netherlands. Plus, the fair website plays the sad and grand theme from Barry Lyndon (Handel$s Sarabende).
Emerging Artist 05
Mar. 9-13, 2005
Presented by Art & Antiques magazine, a new show of more than 200 artists at Parada Hall in Scottsdale, Ariz. Participating galleries include Bentley Gallery (Scottsdale), Forum Gallery (New York/Los Angeles), Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco), Jerald Melberg Gallery (Atlanta), Liz Hernandez Gallery (Tucson) and Sandy Carson Gallery (Denver). The opening night gala benefits the Phoenix Art Museum.
The Armory Show
Mar. 10-14, 2005
Is New York City still the center of the contemporary art world? To find out, visit the seventh annual Armory Show, which features 160 top contemporary galleries from around the world, housed on Piers 90 and 92 on the Hudson River.
Scope New York
Mar. 11-14, 2005
The fourth annual installment of Scope New York is slated for the Flatotel Hotel, around the cornder from the Museum of Modern Art at 135 W. 52nd Street. Over 70 exhibitors from 23 cities are expected.
APRIL Sharjah Biennial
Apr. 6-June 6, 2005
The 7th Sharjah Biennial, held in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, is organized by Jack Persekian (director of the Al-Mamal Foundation for Contemporary Art in East Jerusalem) and focuses on "persistent questions of belonging and unbelonging in a context of change." The biennial is installed at the Sharjah Art Museum as well as at sites throughout the old city. The list of some 50 participating artists is to be announced soon.
Apr. 15-18, 2005
The 23rd installment of the Belgian art fair presents 130 galleries from 21 countries at the Brussels Expo halls, and includes a special "First Call" section of 14 "rising stars" and a section of 20 solo shows, with a 10,000-euro prize sponsored by Illycaffe.
México Arte Contemporáneo
Apr. 21-24, 2005
The second annual installment of MACO welcomes 55 galleries from 10 countries to Mexico City's Expo Reforma convention center, located near the historic city center.
NOVA Young Art Fair
Apr. 28-May 1, 2005
Organized by the nonprofit Bridge Magazine and designed to showcase 30 artist-run spaces and cooperatives from Chicago and elsewhere, NOVA sets up in a converted warehouse space at 857 West Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.
Apr. 29-May 2, 2005
Art Chicago goes back to its roots for its 13th installment, setting up in a tent-like temporary exhibition facility at Butler Field, just a stone's throw away from Chicago's newest art attraction, Millennium Park. The fair is scheduled two weeks earlier than last year, to avoid coinciding with the important May art auctions in New York.
Chicago Contemporary & Classic
Apr. 29-May 2, 2005
Located in Festival Hall on Navy Pier, the CC&C promises approximately 100 modern and contemporary galleries. Among the exhibitors are Adams Fine Art (Chicago), Denise Bibro Fine Art (New York), J. Cacciola (New York), Hackett-Freedman (San Francisco), Diana Lowenstein (Miami), Galerie Marion Meyer (Paris), Carrie Secrist (Chicago) and Spanierman (New York).
Apr. 29- May 2, 2005
Divided into three sections (modern, avant-garde and editions), the Frankfurt art fair features more than 150 galleries from Germany and elsewhere at the Frankfurt Messe.
MAY China International Gallery Exposition
May 2-5, 2005
The second annual art fair, held at the China World Trade center in Beijing, includes more than 80 galleries from Europe, America, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries. The theme is "Internationalization:Standardization and the Future."
May 5-8, 2005
The 10th international Milan art fair specializes in modern and contemporary art with upwards of 200 exhibitors at the Milan fairgrounds.
The International Fine Art Fair
May 13-18, 2005
The International Fine Art Fair specializes in paintings, drawings and sculpture, mainly European and American, from the Renaissance to Modern Masters of the 1960s.The fair is held in New York City at the Seventh Regiment Armory at 67th street and Park Avenue.
May 20-24, 2005
Now in its tenth year, Art Athina includes over 60 contemporary art galleries from Greece, Cyprus, the rest of Europe and the U.S., installed under the auspices of the Hellenic Art Galleries Association at the old Athinai (Hellinikon) Airport.
May 24-29, 2005
Moscow's ninth International Art Fair features 50 galleries at the Central House of the Artist in Moscow. Special guest country is Switzerland.
2005 Korea International Art Fair
May 24-29, 2005
The fourth installment of Korea's national art fair, organized by the galleries Association of Korea and sponsored by government and private foundations, includes 70 Korean galleries and 50 from outside the country. A special exhibition on contemporary German art is also planned.
late May-Sept. 18
The second installment of the Prague Biennial, organized by Flash Art magazine publishers Giancarlo Politi and Helena Kontova, features a show of new works by ca. 100 artists titled "Expanded Painting," plus exhibitions on the Leipzig and Dresden School, the "Normal Group" of the 1980s (Milan Kunc, Jan Knap, Peter Angermann), &New Perspectives in Chinese Painting" and shows of kinetic art and new art from Latin America, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Called the largest art exhibition in Eastern Europe to date, the show takes place in Karlin Hall, a 5,000-square-meter post-industrial space.
JUNE SOFA New York
June 2-5, 2005
Contemporary furniture and decorative arts at the Seventh Regiment Armory at 67th Street and Park Avenue.
June 12-Nov. 6, 2005
Venice Biennale's curators Maria de Corral and Rosa Martinez are organizing "The Experience of Art" and "Always a Little Further," respectively. Edward Ruscha is in the U.S. pavilion.
June 14-19, 2005
The self-described "Young Art Fair in Basel," now celebrating its 10th year at the Warteck brewery, includes 48 galleries from 22 countries.
June 14-19, 2005
Basel's third art fair includes almost 25 hip young galleries in the Voltahalle on the Rhine.
Art 36 Basel
June 15-20 2005
The 36th installment of the classic contemporary art fair in the Swiss Rhine city presents an incredible 270 galleries.